Thu, 24 Sept | Lucky Bay Brewing

Spring Field Day

ASHEEP's Annual Spring Field day is set for 24th September 2020. Long season wheat variety trials, silage, cattle confinement feeding, vetch, and grazing of Illabo Wheat and Oats.
Online registration is now closed. Contact ASHEEP on 0409 335 194.
Spring Field Day

Time & Location

24 Sept 2020, 8:00 am – 8:30 pm
Lucky Bay Brewing, 63 Bandy Creek Rd, Esperance WA 6450, Australia

About the Event

All farmers welcome to join ASHEEP at this annual event looking at long season wheat variety trials, silage, cattle confinement feeding, vetch, and grazing of Illabo Wheat and Oats.

8:00AM - Meet the bus at Lucky Bay Brewery

Park your car in the gravelled area to the right side of the brewery as you arrive, not in the main carpark. We are fortunate to be joined by Tim Watts from the WA Livestock Research Council as bus host and sponsor. Over-flow will be travel via own car.


Please observe good biosecurity and arrive in clean boots & clothes. If you do need to travel in your own vehicle, please ensure that the underside is clean. Particular care must be taken with the recent arrival of Russian Wheat Aphid – walking or driving through pastures / crops carries the risk of picking up unwanted guests and you must ensure that you clean your vehicle prior to bringing it along. ASHEEP will provide a boot wash and a methylated spirit spray / clothes brush for people between stops. We will also avoid driving through pastures where possible.


Join us as we tour around properties with Scott Wandell (Ridley Plains), Dan Bell (Nutrien Ag Solutions Long Season Wheat Variety Trial), Leigh and Karina West (Karleigh Farms) and the Whiting’s (Shepwok Downs).


Hear from Murdoch University’s Ron Yates and Robert Harrison from the Dryland Legume Pasture Systems team, as well as Bronwen Fowler (Livestock Nutrition Specialist, Nutrien Ag Solutions), Peter Fox (Bankwest), David Howey (Elanco) and John Mitchell (Esperance Livestock Transport).


Alosca is running the “Show us your Nods” competition again at this year’s field day. Bring your best example of nodulation to try your hand at beating two-time reigning champion Wayne Lewis in the race for a 500kg bulk bag of Alosca.


Morning tea and sandwiches will be provided. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements or allergies please make note when you register.

5:00PM - Back to the Lucky Bay Brewery

When all is done we'll head back to the brewery for networking, drinks and light food (Pizza - thanks to Rabobank). And of course, the all-important crowning of the Nod Winner.

What to Bring

- A pen to make notes in the Field Day Book

- Something to drink

- Wet weather gear / hat / suncream, we go rain or shine and there's no shelter in the paddock

- Your own hand sanitiser

Personal Accessibility

Please note that this field day will be in paddocks on farms which will likely include uneven / soft / rough terrain. A portable toilet will be towed around from site to site, but it is on the back of a trailor and there are steps to reach it. If you have accessibility requirements and need something additional for you to safely attend the event, please call ASHEEP on the number below and we will endeavour to find a solution.


Due to COVID-19 we are asking everyone to register and sign in on the day so that we can keep track of who was there in the case that contact tracing needs to occur. Please observe social distancing of 1.5m between people where possible, or as is in line with the State Government guidelines in place on the day. All attendants are asked to bring personal hand sanitiser for your own use, however we will have it available if needed. Do not attend this event if you have cold or flu symptoms.

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors for making this event possible!

Contact ASHEEP

Sarah Brown

Executive Officer

0409 335 194

  • ASHEEP Spring Field Day
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